Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

by Robin Stowell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521397448

ISBN-13: 9780521397445

Pub. Date: 07/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume is one of the first to examine in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. It provides a scholarly historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during the most critical period in the history of the instrument. Extracts in translation from the most

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Overview

This volume is one of the first to examine in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. It provides a scholarly historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during the most critical period in the history of the instrument. Extracts in translation from the most significant and authoritative sources are presented with introductions, commentary, illustrations, extensive musical examples and a glossary of specific ornaments. It will be of interest and use to students, performers, and historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521397445
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Fingering and notation; Introduction; 1. The development of the bow, the violin and its fittings; 2. The posture of the player; 3. Holding the violin; 4. Holding the bow; the fundamental bow stroke; 5. Fundamental left-hand technique; 6. Timbre and tone production; 7. Double and multiple stopping; 8. Bow strokes and their execution; 9. Special effects; 10. Pitch, tuning and intonation; 11. General remarks on expression, performance and style; 12. Phrasing and accentuation; 13. Specific ornamentation (agrements du chant); 14. Improvisation; Appendix; Glossary of specific ornaments.

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